Teens: ATXyz

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R U Creative? We want you for the ATX Youth Zine: ATXyz!

Now accepting submissions for Issue 02: 2020 - A Year in Review


The Teen Editorial Board of ATXyz is hard at work on issue 02. Teens age 13-18 can submit your original work before the November 30 Deadline hereATXyz (the Austin, Texas Youth Zine) launched in summer 2020, and will be published each semester. 

Interested in serving on an upcoming ATXYZ Teen Editorial Board? Email kathleen.houlihan@austintexas.gov!

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National Teen Creative Outlets

Looking for national distribution? Check out this amazing list curated by the New York Times of different places teens can have their writing and art featured. 

Writer's Block (click the tabs for more)

Send us your art / writing!

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Teens age 13-18 can submit their artwork/writing/comics and more using the online form here:


November 30, 2020

Submissions will also require a parent/caregiver/guardian-signed  media release form (photo of a signed copy or digital signatures are fine)

ATXyz Teen Editorial Board


13 | Austin, Texas

Hi! I'm an 8th grader and I'm part of the editorial board for the ATXyz magazine! I joined because I wanted to try something new that would allow me to express my thoughts creatively. I was assigned this project for the first summer issue and it was really fun, so I'm back for the fall! Some things I like to do are sing, play soccer and basketball, make art, and listen to music.

Zine Maker Challenge

Photo of Toni Morrison from Wikimedia Commons

"If there is a book you want to read, but it hasn't been written yet, then you must write it." -- Toni Morrison

There are thousands of historical figures whose stories have been erased from history books. Many of these figures are Black, Indigenous, People of Color, LGBTQIA+ people, and Women (and Womxn) from all places and spaces. 

Help us fill the gap.

Take initiative and make sure other teens get to hear those stories by creating a Zine about untold people in history for the library's new Teen Zine collection. Want to submit your zine? Email any of the folx on the "staff" tab at the top! Here are some sites for inspiration and education: